Continuing the Cloud Pricing Discussion

http://docandersen.podbean.com http://docandersen.wordpress.com http://scottoandersen.wordpress.com My Amazon author page!!!! http://www.safegov.org In the end cloud pricing will drive you batty. No matter what you consider and how you evaluate the reality of cloud pricing is sometimes as much a learning and knowing experience as anything. Subscription pricing is good for an organization that knows they will always use…

The Architect in Cloud DR Strategies – Application

To explore the responsibilities of the architect deploying to the cloud for DR and availability in better detail, let’s introduce a notional “customer” with one of the simplest application scenarios. There are many more complicated scenarios that are every-day experience for many of us, but as with many of our strategic roles, start with (and…

The Architect in Cloud DR Strategies – The Platform

Modern cloud offerings (especially from well-established providers) should offer at least 3 levels of availability strategy: Capabilities “built into” the pricing for base system function. Capabilities available at a single geography for availability management. Multi-geography strategic capabilities for robust availability management. [This post is the second of 3 parts.  Part 1 addresses the business context…

Responsibility of the Architect in Cloud DR Strategies

Any architect in the industry has seen their business – or one of their customers – sold on introducing a “cloud” service as the cure-call for what ails business IT.  It’s almost a magic hand-wave to watch with the sales and marketing teams: outage times?  Wave your hand and it’s no longer important.  Multi-data-center deployment? …

Thoughts on Solution Architecture

Originally posted on scottwhitmire:
When you think about it, a project in solution architecture is a nightmare waiting to happen. Your task is to build a working solution out of separate, often pre-existing components, integrating them along the way. You may have to work within environmental, contextual, or other constraints, and some of your methods…